Samora Machel's Speeches, 1974-1986
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These pages include the full texts, organised year-by-year and as published primarily in contemporary Mozambican newspapers and magazines, of some of the speeches of the late President Samora Moisés Machel.

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Please note that MHN does NOT claim that this is by any means a complete collection of Machel's speeches and public utterances. Additional resources will be added to these pages from time to time. Any substantial additions will be announced on MHN's Facebook page.

MHN Resources
(in chronological order)

22 February 1974
Samora Moisés Machel. [Letter to Father Giuseppe Frizzi in London]. 22 February 1974. 4 pages, typed and signed. Click here to view or download a PDF file, size 125 kb.

6-11 June 1974
Samora Moisés Machel. Não se pergunta a um escravo se quer ser livre. Voz da Revolução no.22 (May-July 1974), pages 3-4. Click here to download a PDF file, size 835 kb. Speech to the 11th OAU Summit, Mogadishu, 6-11 June 1974. Also published by the OAU; and in Tempo (198) 7 July 1974; and in English in Mozambique Revolution (59) April-June 1974. S.S.B.182

8 September 1974
Samora Moisés Machel. President Samora Machel’s speech about the events in Lourenço Marques (8/09/74). 3 pages, mimeo. Click here to download a PDF file, size 409 kb. Speech made in Lusaka on 8 September 1974. Also published in Tempo (208) 22 September 1974 and A Voz de Moçambique 14 (406) September-October 1974. S.S.B.171

8 September 1974
Samora Moisés Machel. O Presidente da FRELIMO, Samora Machel, proferiu após a assinatura do Acordo de Lusaca o seguinte discurso. In: Tempo no.208, 22 September 1974, pages 14-16. Click here to download a PDF file, size 2.6 Mb.

20 September 1974
Samora Moisés Machel. Message from the President of FRELIMO on the occasion of the investiture of the Transitional Government of Mozambique. 24 pages, mimeo. Click here to download a PDF file, size 780 kb.

20 September 1974
Samora Moisés Machel. Mensagem lida na cerimónia da tomada de posse do Governo de Transição de Moçambique, efectuada em 20 de Setembro de 1974. In: Datas e documentos da história da FRELIMO, org. João Reis e Armando Pedro Muiuane, 2ª. ed. (Lourenço Marques: Imprensa Nacional, 1975), pages 200-228. Click here to download a PDF file, size 3.0 Mb.

25 September 1974
Samora Moisés Machel. Message from the President of FRELIMO, Comrade Samora Moisés Machel, to the FRELIMO militants and the fighters of the People’s Forces for the Liberation of Mozambique (FPLM) and to the Mozambican people on the occasion of Revolution Day, the Day of the FPLM, tenth anniversary of the beginning of the armed struggle. N.p., [25 September 1974], 14 pages. Click here to download a PDF file, size 478 kb. An undocumented English translation of a widely disseminated text in e.g. Mozambique Revolution, Notícias, Notícias da Beira, and in pamphlets and anthologies. Includes some content on the history of the liberation struggle.

31 December 1974
Samora Moisés Machel. O povo é capaz de ultrapassar qualquer dificuldade. In: Tempo no.223, 5 January 1975, pages 8-9. Click here to download a PDF file, size 760 kb. A New Year’s Message broadcast just before midnight on 31 December. S.S.B.778

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